Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pixar University's Randy Nelson on Learning and Working in the Collaborative Age | Edutopia

What are 21st Century Employers "Really" looking for? I really like this view on how to make collaboration really work.

This is a video I plan to share at my next PD opportunity.

Pixar University's Randy Nelson on Learning and Working in the Collaborative Age | Edutopia

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

How to Create Data Visualizations Using Google Fusion

This is an incredibly powerful tool. Watch the brief video to get an idea of the possibilities. Help student see that data is a tool to see trends and make predictions and analysis.

How to Creat

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Using Instant Messaging to Engage Children with Reading Comprehension | edte.ch

Tom Barrett always has some great ideas about using Google tools in the classroom. What struck me most in this post was the affirmation that teachers need collaboration time. His "few minutes" of exploring ideas with another teacher gave him the ideas of this post. If you don't follow Tom's blog or tweets, I'd highly suggest you add him to your PLN.

Using Instant Messaging to Engage Children with Reading Comprehension | edte.ch

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Inspiration Art/technology Blend

Stumbled upon this performance on TED. And was inspired to post it hear as an inspiration of the possibilities for self-expression. There is a revolution at foot, and we have only scratched the surface.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Video Conferencing



Over the past few weeks our classrooms have been connecting with students across the country in a program called RAP - Read Around the Planet, that encourages students to read to each other across a live video connection. With seven classes participating, we have connected with classrooms from California to Queens, NY. We even spoke to one school that had 20 different languages spoken in the classroom. A real eye-opener to Eureka Students.

Mrs. Dunn's 4th grade also connected with NASA to learn about Ham Radio.